The Internet of Things is leading to the transformation of the way a country can organise and reshape itself and its sectors and verticals, within the global context.
The primary areas today are in the organisation of industry and production, of energy use through utilities, of cities and city life becoming smarter and of transport infrastructure and modalities.

In the early stages of this transition, across and between verticals, there is a primordial role to be played by the enabling environment which can only be established through the instruments of regulation and legislation. With such facilitation by government, it becomes possible for all stakeholders to act – from government agencies, research bodies, the private sector and civil bodies, often in public-private partnership.

This study examines in depth the recent past, the animated present and the ambitious future of national IoT plans in industry.

In addition to detailed reviews of national regulation and facilitation, it pays due attention to the innovative actions of research and the private sector.

The countries covered by this study are Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the UK and the USA.

Table of contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1. Key findings
1.2. Country by country analysis

2. Methodology

3. Market description
3.1. The Industrial Internet: Uses of connected objects in industry
3.1.1. A key enabler of the digital transformation strategy
3.1.2. Production optimisation: The smart factory
3.1.3. Selling connected objects: towards servicisation
3.2. Evolutions of the value chain
3.2.1. Transformation of the manufacturing ecosystem
3.2.2. Evolutions of the connectivity value chain

4. Drivers and barriers
4.1. Drivers
4.1.1. Available technologies are enabling productivity gains
4.1.2. Large investment programmes
4.1.3. Interests in new business models
4.2. Barriers
4.2.1. Lack of standardisation
4.2.2. Safety, security and data breaches concerns
4.2.3. Shift in internal process and lack of skilled workforce
4.2.4. Technology cautious behaviour

5. National plans
5.1. Synthesis
5.2. National plans
5.2.1. Brazil
5.2.2. China
5.2.3. Europe
5.2.4. France
5.2.5. Germany
5.2.6. India
5.2.7. Italy
5.2.8. Norway
5.2.9. Russia
5.2.10. South Korea
5.2.11. Spain
5.2.12. Turkey
5.2.13. UK
5.2.14. USA

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

Table 1: Summary of the national initiatives for the industrial Internet
Table 2: Summary of Brazilian national initiatives for the industrial Internet
Table 3: Summary of the Chinese national initiatives for the industrial Internet
Table 4: Targets for the IdF priority markets
Table 5: Summary of the French national initiatives for the industrial Internet
Table 6: Summary of the German national initiatives for the industrial Internet
Table 7: Expected results of Industria 4.0 in Italy in 2017-2020
Table 8: Summary of the Italian national initiatives for the industrial Internet
Table 9: Summary of the Norwegian national initiatives for the industrial Internet
Table 10: Summary of the Russian national initiatives for the industrial Internet
Table 11: Scope of Korean smart factory policies
Table 12: Summary of the South Korean national initiatives for the industrial Internet
Table 13: Maximum funding rates for project call on Industria Connectada 4.0
Table 14: Summary of the Spanish national initiatives for the industrial Internet
Table 15: Summary of the Turkish national initiatives for the industrial Internet
Table 16: Summary of the UK national initiatives for the industrial Internet

Figure 1: Main positionings of countries in industry sector
Figure 2: The IDATE framework for digital transformation
Figure 3: Technologies of the third wave of digital transformation
Figure 4: Smart factory use case
Figure 5: SMILE distribution of value added, by manufacturing activity
Figure 6: Linking smart factory development and reshoring: a survey by Citigroup
Figure 7: Annual investments in Industry 4.0 solutions until end-2020
Figure 8: Comparison of adoption readiness for industrial Internet, USA vs. Germany)
Figure 9: New business models opportunities
Figure 10: Industries that named security as a top challenge in the implementation of big data
Figure 11: Greatest challenges to progress towards Industry 4.0 (survey)
Figure 12: Factories of the Future PPP scope
Figure 13: Geographical coverage of the DIH project
Figure 14: Value added by industry in France
Figure 15: Priority markets for the ‘Industrie du Futur’ initiative
Figure 16: Parties implementing ‘Industrie du Futur’ programme
Figure 17: Share of manufacturing in total value added in European countries
Figure 18: Fields covered with Industrie 4.0. in Germany
Figure 19: 2017 results of Industrie 4.0.
Figure 20: Parties involved in implementation of Industrie 4.0.
Figure 21: SWOT matrix for Industrie 4.0.
Figure 22: Tax incentives offered by the Industria 4.0 National Plan
Figure 23: Structure of the steering committee for Industria 4.0
Figure 24: Level of digitisation and automation manufacturing
Figure 25: Industry 4.0 readiness of European countries
Figure 26: Industry 4.0 configuration
Figure 27: Manufuture Industry transformation model based on five pillars for innovating enterprises
Figure 28: Breakdown of Russian GDP by economic activity in 2016
Figure 29: Main categories of parties involved in industry digitalisation in Korea
Figure 30: Priorities of the Spanish Industria Connectada 4.0.
Figure 31: Industry 4.0 readiness of European countries
Figure 32: Digital transformation is basis for implementing Industry 4.0
Figure 33: Industry 4.0 vision for Turkey – 2-3% revenue growth expected from Industry 4.0 by 2025
Figure 34: Value added generated by manufacturing sector in the UK in 2016
Figure 35: Geographical distribution of Catapult projects in the UK
Figure 36: Funding sources for HVM Catapult in 2015-2016, in thousand EUR
Figure 37: US industries, by share in total GDP
Figure 38: Layers of data management across the manufacturing ecosystem
Figure 39: Regional Manufacturing Centers of CESMII
Figure 40: SMLC roadmap

Geographic area

Latin America
  • Brazil
  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
North America
  • United States

Other details

  • Reference: M18340MR1A
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: English
  • Tags: connected objects, connectivity, digital transformation, Industrial Internet, iot, smart factory

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